Huawei Announces Devices That Will Get Android Nougat

Huawei Mate 8

Huawei has become the latest manufacture to indicate which of their phones will be receiving the Android Nougat update.  The news is certainly good for those who have purchased one of their flagship devices over the course of the last 18 months or so and it means that starting in the first quarter of next year, updates should be rolling out.  As for the list, it’s all the ones you would hope for and expect to get the update:

  • Huawei Mate 8
  • Huawei P9
  • Huawei P9 Plus
  • Huawei P9 lite
  • Huawei Nova
  • Huawei Nova Plus

The update will come via the EMUI 5.0 update which is Huawei’s Android UI and flavor of Android.  EMUI 5.0 shipped with the Mate 8 and P9 so those devices are already running Nougat.

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Huawei Announces The Nova and Nova Plus

Huawei took the stage at IFA 2016 in Berlin this morning and announced two new mid-market phones, the Nova and Nova Plus.  Both devices will be making their debut in European markets in October while the larger global release will happen later in the year.  Overall, both devices are nicely appointed and similar in most areas outside of the screen size.  The Nova will be around $440 when it hits the US and comes with a 5″ Full HD display.  It is powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC processor, has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage.  That storage can be expanded via a MicroSD slot.  The main camera is a 12MP shooter while the front camera is 8MP.  It supports USB-C and has a 3025mAh battery.

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